What are anti-wrinkle injections?
Anti-wrinkle injections use a protein called Botulinum Toxin. Injection of this protein temporarily weakens muscles causing them to relax thereby helping to soften the signs of aging and lines caused by facial expression. Static facial lines e.g those there at rest, will not usually respond to treatment with botulinum toxin.
How long until you can see the effects?
After treatment you can see improvement in as little as 2-3days, however the full effects may take up to 14 days. At this 2 week point we arrange a review appointment to ensure you are happy with the results and arrange any necessary top-ups.
The benefits of treatment may last between 4 to 6 months, but vary depending on the individual.
The most common side effects are headache and injection reactions (redness, bleeding, bruising, discomfort). These effects are reversible and occur within the first couple of days following injection. Very rarely you can experience muscle weakness e.g slight drooping of the eyelid, full list of side effects can be found in our patient leaflet.
If you had any concerns following treatment please feel free to contact us.
What to expect.
On the day you are receiving treatment please attend with no make-up or face creams on. The area to be injected will be cleansed and the procedure will take less than 15minutes.
Following treatment you will be given an aftercare leaflet. You are advised to stay upright for 4 hours and avoid any rubbing of the areas that were treated. Avoid intense heat or light e.g sauna, sunbed, facials for 2 weeks.